Muscle Tension

One of the reasons many of us experience pain is excessive muscle tension. Referred to as “Dysponesis” by neurophysiologists, unnecessary tension interferes with our natural postural mechanisms, skeletal alignment, balance and coordination which people experience as:


  1. muscle and joint pain especially in their neck, back and shoulders.

  2. poor posture

  3. stiffness and immobility.

  4. lack of muscle strength, stamina and control.

  5. RSI.


But mechanical wear and tear is not the only problem. It effects all our biological processes and is now also known to play a role in:

  1. digestive and circulatory system disturbances.

  2. insomnia.

  3. vocal and breathing problems.

  4. fatigue states.

  5. stress and anxiety.

  6. dystonia.

  7. myocardial infarction.

  8. migraine and headaches.

  9. cervical spondylosis.

  10. scoliosis.

  11. gynecological conditions.


The Alexander Technique teaches us to become aware of the situations in our lives which we respond to by creating unnecessary tension and teaches us how to release it. In this way the general tension levels in our bodies are reduced and symptoms, such as those mentioned above, can be helped. People also experience a wonderful feeling of relaxation, increased energy and a lifting of spirits. For many there is a sense of relief and delight that they can help themselves with their difficulties.


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